Ju­nior dirt rid­ers ex­cel

Whitsunday Times - - MOTORING -

MEM­BERS of the Whit­sun­day Dirt Rid­ers sent dirt fly­ing in all di­rec­tions as they hit the track of Dray’s Park for the club’s sec­ond race day of 2014 on Sun­day.

There was a strong con­tin­gent of racers aged from 4years up to the old­est com­peti­tor of 62, who made the most of the per­fect rac­ing con­di­tions.

There were many im­pres­sive per­for­mances across the classes and the lo­cal stars dom­i­nated their re­spec­tive fields.

Club pres­i­dent Matt Og­den said the suc­cess of the event proved that the sport op­er­ates in a safe, fam­ily-friendly en­vi­ron­ment.

There was a fan­tas­tic turnout of ju­niors for the sin­gle day event and like all sport­ing codes their in­volve­ment is fun­da­men­tal in con­tin­u­ing the sport in the Whit­sun­days.

The club has wel­comed many new, first time rid­ers who reaped the ben­e­fits of rac­ing in a com­pet­i­tive en­vi­ron­ment on the track.

Rid­ers trav­elled from as far away as Townsville, Mo­ran­bah and Mackay to com­pete in the ex­cit­ing, fast paced sport of mo­tocross.

Og­den thanked all lo­cal businesses for their on­go­ing sup­port of the club and its events.

“Like all clubs, our ac­tiv­i­ties wouldn’t hap­pen with­out com­mu­nity-minded spon­sors of our club,” he said.

The Whit­sun­day Dirt Rid- ers will be host­ing their next race meet at Dray’s Park on Sun­day, May 25.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the club and rac­ing up­dates, like their Face­book page by search­ing Whit­sun­day Dirt Rid­ers.

FIRED UP: Whit­sun­day Dirt Rider Hay­ley Ball com­peted in Di­vi­sion 1 on her 50cc dirt bike at Dray's Park on Sun­day. Photo by Ad­dicted to Pho­tog­ra­phy.

IN AC­TION: Whit­sun­day Dirt Rider Kenny War­ren en­joy­ing a ride at Drays Park on Sun­day morn­ing.

LIT­TLE LEG­ENDS: Whit­sun­day Dirt Rid­ers Bray­don Brad­ford, Hay­ley Ball, Chole Black­lock, Archie Fer­di­nand, Bray­lon Jones and Koen Auer with club pres­i­dent Matt Og­den at Dray's Park on Sun­day.

READY TO RACE: Archie Fer­di­nand hit the track of Dray's Park for the first time on Sun­day in the Di­vi­sion 1 50cc cat­e­gory. Photo by Ad­dicted to Pho­tog­ra­phy.

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